2016 Letter from Outgoing UAEA President

Mar 21, 2016

It’s all about the people, the conversations and the collaborations. By JoAnn Memmott (now PAST president) I have been so privileged and honored to be able to serve in the UAEA presidency for the last few years. It's all about the people. As a board, we work extremely well... [more]

2015 UAEA Art Education Award Winners

Sep 05, 2015

Art Educator of the Year:  Anna Davis, Timpanogos HS High School Educator of the Year:  Shon Feller, Woods Cross HS    Junior High Educator of the Year:  Mary Dunford, Mountain Ridge Junior High             Elementary Educator of the Year:  Jeff Cornwall,... [more]

2014 UAEA Art Educator of the Year Awards

Mar 05, 2015

2014 UAEA Art Education Award Winners - Congratulations! Left to right front row, Elementary Art Educator - Molly Neves, Utah Art Educator and NAEA Pacific Region Art Educator - Michelle Montierth, Junior High - BettyLou Hunter, Higher Education - Christine Palmer, Lifetime Acheivement... [more]

USU In-Coming Student Scholarship

Feb 04, 2015

Utah State University has a couple of new first-year scholarships that carry significant awards with them, as well as several other benefits. Even if you have an excellent student who is already a presidential scholar at USU, we can still give them an award that can be used for books, fees,... [more]

USU In-Coming Student Scholarship

Feb 04, 2015

Utah State University has a couple of new first-year scholarships that carry significant awards with them, as well as several other benefits. Even if you have an excellent student who is already a presidential scholar at USU, we can still give them an award that can be used for books, fees,... [more]

Youth Arts Month Flag Competition

Dec 09, 2014

All teachers are encouraged to have students create flags for the upcoming YAM Flag competition.   Click here for more information [more]

USU Free Workshops for Teachers

Dec 09, 2014

Dear Teachers,  I would like to invite you to participate in 5 visual art classes held at the University of Utah starting in January.  This visual art workshop series is a wonderful opportunity to learn new art techniques, share ideas with peers and be creative.  There are only 25 seats in... [more]

State Capital Art Competition

Aug 30, 2014

  Educators:   We're calling on all Utah students in grades 9-12 to participate in the  Utah State Senate   Visual Arts Scholarship Competition. Quick Facts: Seeking 2D, original visual art of the exterior of... [more]


Apr 12, 2014

  Dear JoAnn, Great news! Thanks to your tremendous support, the Utah Legislature has granted $2 million in ongoing funding, and $3 million in one-time funding for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. You can read more about it at ... [more]

Message from Past President - Michelle Montierth

Nov 27, 2013

It has been such an honor to serve as President of this wonderful organization.  I have attended the Art in the Sun conference every year since I became a teacher and I will never miss one, ever!  As an art teacher it is the most invigorating thing I can do to keep myself going.  I love... [more]

Announcing the UAEA 2013 Art Educator Awards

Nov 27, 2013

  Teacher of the Year: Jethro Gillespie- Maple Mt H S Elementary Teacher of the Year: Elizabeth Sampson- East Elementary Middle/ Jr Teacher of the Year: John Hunt- Vernal Middle School High School Teacher of the Year: Anna Davis- Timp High School Higher Education Teacher of the... [more]

The New Visual Art Common Core Standards

Oct 25, 2013

Please take a few minutes and go to the following website to read the new common core standards, then fill out the survey.  This is your chance to voice your opinion before they are finalized.  Hurry, you only have until October 30th! http://www.arteducators.org/research/nccas [more]

UVU Arts in Education Conference

Sep 05, 2013

UVU Arts in Education Conference  Cultivating the Creative Mind: Cultural Connections  October 8th 2013  UVU Sorensen Center  Cultural  Connections is intended to examine the arts as they represent / communicate culture, teach about cultures, and how one's cultural... [more]

Make Your Mark - K-12 Book Mark Contest Entry Information and Form

Sep 05, 2013

  2013.7.16.Make Your Mark Entry.pdf     [more]

Deseret News Global Flags SSES

Apr 23, 2013

The elementary school invites everyone to drive into the front entrance to look at the global (peace/prayer) flags that our students just completed. Each student painted their wish to the world.   Kathleen Briley, a local artist came up with the project and helped all our students complete and... [more]

2012 UAEA Teachers of the Year

Apr 02, 2013

  2012 UAEA Teachers of the Year. National Winners Pacific Region Art Teacher of the Year-  Bart Frances Pacific Region Higher Education Division Educator of the year - Dan Barney State Winners Elementary Teachers of the Year - Jamie Toftum and Mona Woolsey... [more]

Imagination Surrounded us at the Northern Utah Regional Conference

Sep 29, 2012

Those who attended the Northern Utah Conference in conjunction with SWAP (StateWide Art Partnership)  this year at Weber State University, had a wonderful time.  Our Keynote speaker, Michael Bingham, filled our hands and our heads with so many amazing ideas for teaching our students to be... [more]

Arts in Education Conference

Sep 06, 2012

NEWS RELEASE ARTS IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE: CULTIVATING THE CREATIVE MIND: Designing Collaborative Spaces Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts and School of Education will present the Fifth Annual Arts in Education Conference, “Cultivating the Creative Mind:... [more]

UAEA Hosted the NAEA Pacific Region Leadership Summit

Aug 02, 2012

This past summer UAEA had the honor of hosting the NAEA Pacific Region leadership forum.  We had a very informative time with all of the Pacific Region Art Education Association Presidents, gaining insight and new ideas for making our association even better.  We are excited to share with... [more]

2012 UAEA Conference a Success!

Apr 19, 2012

Those of you who had the opportunity to attend this year's Art in the Sun Conference were able to experience the wind along with the sunshine.  A great time was had by all who attended and the classrooms were filled with great teachers sharing their expertise and learning together. ... [more]

The Fairchild Challenge at Thanksgiving Point

Dec 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Point would like to announce an educational outreach program for high school aged students called The Fairchild Challenge. This program is set up as a series of seven “Challenges” (assignments) that appeal to different disciplines and learning styles. Each Challenge... [more]

2011 Southern Fall Conference

Nov 01, 2011

"Catalyzing change: Artist as activist" Four artists from Southwestern Utah participated on a panel, showing and discussing their artwork. After the panel, participants engaged in a hands-on session, creating a work of art that had unique personal meaning for each individual. Keynote... [more]

UAEA Northern Utah Conference a Success!

Oct 14, 2011

Rodayne Esmay, who teaches 3-D animation at UVU, was our keynote speaker.  He reaffirmed the need to teach students how to draw.  The rest of the day was spent learning how to teach one point perspective, by Jeff Lowe of Roy High School.  We also had a three hour studio figure drawing... [more]

2012 NAEA Pacific Region Leadership Summit to be Held in Park City

Sep 27, 2011

This summer Utah will have the opportunity to host the NAEA Pacific Region Leadership Conference in Park City.  We are excited to meet with Art Education Association leaders from all of the States in the Pacific Region and show them some of the great things about Utah.  [more]

Notable Utah Artists

Feb 23, 2011

We are really excited to tell you a little bit about a project that we know the state's fine art teachers, as well as regular classroom teachers will be very interested in seeing. It's a showcase of short film clips featuring some of Utah's finest performing, visual and literary artists taken... [more]

UAEA at Pacific Meetings

Oct 23, 2010

In July of 2010 at NAEA Pacific Region Leadership meeting in Las Vegas, the Utah Art Education Association’s president James Rees shared with the other states in the region the great things being done by it’s members in art education.   At a time when attendance at association... [more]

Midway Elementary

Mar 02, 2010

A 2nd grade team at Midway Elementary study student art work with a visual art specialist. They are looking for improvement in student art work and improvement in student literacy. Students were asked to "self assess" based on the art concepts taught, and write some thoughts about their art work... [more]

Visual Journaling

Aug 13, 2009

James M. Rees, MFA As an art teacher, my ultimate goal is to become unnecessary to my students’ creative process and that they begin to make their own critical aesthetic decisions. For me, teaching is about transferring responsibility for making art from the teacher to the student. This... [more]

The New AP Digital Portfolio

Jul 20, 2009

This June, over hundred AP readers gathered in Cincinnati to evaluate over 34,000 portfolios. Among the group were two of our UAEA members, Mark Graham and James Rees. This is the first time in the Advance Placement Studio performance test that the evaluations took place on computers instead... [more]